Championship Round-Up: Middlesbrough extend lead at the top as Derby are held
Jan13

Championship Round-Up: Middlesbrough extend lead at the top as Derby are held

Middlesbrough have extended their lead at the top of the Championship to six points after a hard-fought 1-0 victory away at Brentford. The Bees dominated possession but it was a mistake by David Button that gifted the visitors their goal. The goalkeeper misjudged a corner, punched the ball over his head and into the goal. Aitor Karanka’s side have now won eight of their last nine matches and haven’t conceded in that time. Derby...

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Championship Preview: Leaders Boro face tough Brentford trip
Jan11

Championship Preview: Leaders Boro face tough Brentford trip

Middlesbrough travel to Brentford on Tuesday night looking to maintain their four-point lead at the top of the table. Aitor Karanka’s side are unbeaten in eight league matches, winning seven, and will have fond memories of playing the Bees after beating them in the play-semi finals last season. Brentford boss Dean Smith, who saw his side knocked out the FA Cup by former club Walsall on Saturday, will be aiming for a seventh home...

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Reading table huge £3m bid for League One hotshot
Jan08

Reading table huge £3m bid for League One hotshot

Reading have reportedly tabled a £3m bid for League One hotshot Conor Washington. The Championship outfit, who face Huddersfield Town in the FA Cup this weekend, are thought to be keen on signing the Peterborough United striker following the £2m sale of fellow forward Nick Blackman to Derby County earlier this week. The 23-year-old, who started his career at non-league St Ives Town, has scored an impressive 14 goals in 29 appearances...

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Birmingham City to move for Gray replacement
Jan06

Birmingham City to move for Gray replacement

Birmingham City are reportedly trying to bring Sunderland’s Will Buckley to St Andrew’s. Gary Rowett is looking for a new winger following Demarai Gray’s transfer to Leicester on Monday and the Blues boss is keen on securing a deal for the Black Cats wide man. Buckley, 26, has failed to establish himself at the Stadium of Light since his switch from Brighton in 2014 and is available in January after spending some time on loan at...

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West Ham line-up permanent deal for 19-year-old Championship gem
Jan05

West Ham line-up permanent deal for 19-year-old Championship gem

West Ham United are reportedly looking to seal a permanent deal for youngster Reece Brown. The Premier League outfit, who have now won back-to-back league games after defeating Southampton and Liverpool, have taken the Birmingham City midfielder on trial with a view to a permanent transfer this month. The 19-year-old, who is an England Under-20 international, has made one substitute appearance for Gary Rowett’s Blues in the...

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Championship: Manager, Player and Goal of the Month (December)
Jan05

Championship: Manager, Player and Goal of the Month (December)

Player of the Month: George Friend (Middlesbrough) Aitor Karanka’s side had a fantastic December, winning four and drawing one of their five matches without conceding a goal. A key contributor to the club’s recent success is the form of left-back George Friend. A near ever-present for Boro this season, the underrated 28-year-old has been a consistent performer since signing from Doncaster in 2012. Alongside the equally...

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